Its name Nahuat means “Valley of the Jiquilotes” or “Place of the corn goddess” This beautiful lake of volcanic origin is located in the convergence of the Departments of Cuscatlán, San Salvador and La Paz, only 21 Kms from San Salvador, To get to be the main road to the “Carretera Panamericana” that from San Salvador goes to the east of the country and in the kilometer 13 is the diversion to the lake (it is signposted) then travel approximately 8 km and you will arrive at the Apulo Family Recreation Park which is in the In this center you will find small restaurants that will serve you lake delights such as fish, crabs etc. You can take boat tours, as well as games for children and rest areas.

Its most visited beaches are Apulo, Asino, Corinth and Amatitán

Its extension is of 72 Kilometers square and its depth is of 248 Mts and an elevation of 441 msnm aprox. It is an excellent place for diving, skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, windsurfing or any water sport lake.

In Ilopango you can dive to the active volcano where you can appreciate the activity that consists of emanations of hot springs and that constitutes an attractive and very interesting adventure and almost unique in the continent and the world.

For diving in Lake Ilopango, contact the following operators:

El Salvador Divers Tel. 2264-0961 e-mail esdivers@elsalvador.com,

Oceanic diving Tel 2263-6932 and 2263-6931 e-mail; oceanica@salnet.net,

Blue Divers Tels 2263-0058

E mail; bluediver@amnetsal.com

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